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  1. MarcelN

    MarcelN Oakley Beginner

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    I'm thinking of using ultra fine grit sandpaper to make polished frames matte. Has anyone done that or it's not possible?
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Just have it matte clear coated. Much easier.
     
  3. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    BEAD BLAST IT..............
     
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  4. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    in other words

    you wanna ffff up the frames ...

    o_O
     
  5. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    and using sandpaper wont ffff them up?

    use red scotchbrite dry....cut with the grain of the frames so to speak always going the same direction.
     
  6. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    It's worth it to bead blast.... Here is an X Man bead blast....

    Going From Polished To Matte. Possible? - 2ubebaqy.jpg
     
  7. Duke Nivram

    Duke Nivram (Something Clever)

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    i think the way to go about it depends on if this is a metal or plastic frame
     
  8. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    Dont' sand your frames! They will be matte, but they'll also look like crap. Even using a 1500 grit wet-sand will leave visible scratches and make the frame look trashed (not in a good way). Plus, if the polished frame is painted, you'll be rubbing into and possibly through the paint. Bottom line - sanding is not going to make your frame look like an Oakley factory matte finish.
    Clear coating is the way to go if you're looking for a cost effective method. I took a glossy frame and matted it down to flat with automotive clear, and you woulnd never know it had been glossy.
     
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  9. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    Matte Clear Cerakote is the way to go....Durable as all hell...Or Matte Powder Coat..I like X Man's idea as well.
     
  10. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    Hey Doc - are you offering Cerakote finishing now? I know you were playing around with the stuff.